SVP NEWS


Region 8 “Call for Projects” FY20

Posted on April 1, 2019

The GO Virginia Region 8 Council recently implemented a new approach for identifying and prioritizing forthcoming projects to be considered for GO Virginia funding in the new fiscal year commencing in July 2019.  To better ensure potential projects are strategically developed across or outside of Region 8 and, also, aligned with the four GO Virginia […]

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InDemand Series: Aviation Careers

Posted on March 21, 2019

For full WHSV video, click here. Date: March 21, 2019 WHSV – Several careers in aviation are in demand in the Shenandoah Valley. This week, we’re highlighting two careers, both related to aviation: aircraft mechanic and service technician and avionics technician. Avionics deals with the electronics systems used in aviation. Luke Fahrney works as an airframe team […]

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Governor Northam Announces 44 New Jobs in Rockbridge County

Posted on March 7, 2019

Dynovis, Inc. to grow its engineering and manufacturing operations FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: March 7, 2019 Office of the Governor Contact: Alena Yarmosky Email: Alena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov Virginia Economic Development Partnership Contact: Suzanne Clark Email: sclark@vedp.org Dynovis, Inc. Contact: Christine Repp Email: chris.repp@dynovis.com Phone: (540) 842-5039 RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Dynovis, Inc., a Virginia-based manufacturer […]

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InDemand Series: Forklift Operator

Posted on March 5, 2019

For full WHSV video, click here. Date: March 5, 2019 WHSV – Whether you have no job experience or years in warehousing, one company here in the Valley is looking for you. “You can make a good life for yourself,” said Mike Nesselrodt, a warehouse supervisor for InterChange. “You can make a good career for yourself in […]

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InDemand Series: HVAC Technician Apprentices

Posted on February 20, 2019

For full WHSV video, click here. Date: February 20, 2019 WHSV – HVAC technician apprentices are part of a growing career field in demand in the Valley: one that helps keep you comfortable at home and around town. He sees a bright future for this line of work. “The amount of people going into it is […]

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Governor Northam Announces Grant to Assist Virginia Farmers and Food Producers Selling Directly to Buyers

Posted on February 14, 2019

Three Shenandoah Valley counties receive funding to support vendor training, creation of toolkit for hosting of local food trade shows FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: December 4, 2018 Office of the Governor Contact: Ofirah Yheskel Email: Ofirah.Yheskel@governor.virginia.gov Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Contact: Elaine Lidholm Email: Elaine.Lidholm@vdacs.virginia.gov Phone: (804) 786-7686 RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today […]

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Colliers International Recognizes Shenandoah Valley/I-81 Corridor Among “10 Emerging Industrial Markets to Watch” in 2019

Posted on February 8, 2019

February 2019 Speculative development has arrived to the I-81 Shenandoah Valley Corridor with many projects either underway or in the pipeline for 2019. Prominent developers new to the market are leading the charge and will serve to transform this growing logistics market from a secondary to primary market. Click here to read the full story […]

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InDemand Series: Industrial Manufacturing Technician with The Hershey Company

Posted on February 7, 2019

For full WHSV video, click here. Date: February 7, 2019 WHSV – A job that has you surrounded by chocolate? Sign me up! Thanks to a unique apprenticeship program through The Hershey Company, one young lady is on a fast track to her Journeyman’s card and a forever career in one of the sweetest jobs in the […]

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InDemand Series: Dental Assistant

Posted on January 22, 2019

For full WHSV video, click here. Date: January 22, 2019 WHSV – After staying home with her children for several years, Rebecca Ligouri was looking to go back to work in a career that did not need extensive schooling. “Preventative dentistry, such as cleanings, is on the rise, and so more people are seeking dental care,” […]

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Augusta County Company Selected to Participate in Virginia’s VALET Program: Two-year export program provides resources to support international business expansion

Posted on January 17, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate: January 17, 2019 Contact:          Suzanne Clark, (804) 545-5806, sclark@vedp.org RICHMOND, VA — The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) today announced the acceptance of an Augusta County company, AccuTec Blades, Inc., into its two-year Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) program. The VALET program assists companies in the Commonwealth that are committed […]

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